The Politics of Declaring Famine and Level Three Emergencies Somalia

Year : 2017
Countries : Somalia / S.SUDAN / YEMEN / Niger

NCHC Conducted a comparative case study on famine-risk emergency context in the  4 countries to identify practical recommendations and best practices.

Data systems have an emphasis on the reliability and validity of data leaving out analysis. What data is missing? Why is data missing? What to do about missing data? And how best to manage political influences.

The two components of this study were: 

  1. Data mapping to understand the technical constraints and funding gaps that lead to poor quality or missing data in the analysis of extreme emergencies
  2. A series of comparative case studies in the four currently famine-affected or at-risk countries: Somalia, South-Sudan, Niger and Yemen that examine: 

– The availability and quality of information

– The external influences on data collection and analysis.

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